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that companies that try to be innovative are not innovative. well, our technology leaders, the people who really inspired me, they were inspired by these wonderful things happening. i'm going to focus on a little period of time. as short as four years, maybe six or seven. it is that time that orville wright and his brother took off. the world realized -- they did not do that with photoshop. since that first flight, the people who had taken a flight could sit in that first wrote and only three of you would have taken a turn. we did not even have the internet. can you imagine? going from that -- they were building 500 airplanes a year in france by then. in four years. and of course, the airplane was invented by natural selection. we did not help -- we did not know how to do with. the ones that did not tell the pilot, they are today's airplane. [laughter] i believe that kids were inspired by this wonderful short period of time. on the 100th anniversary of the wright brothers applied, at aviation week asked me and others to say what i thought about the first 100 years of aerospace. who were the move
this was not impersonal market forces, this was not technology, this was not globalization. what was happening was american politics and american economics were working against the middle class. people did this. we decided this. if you look at other countries like germany, their middle class is in better shape. they've done better trading against the world, their companies are making money. so a lot of the things we heard that were not impossible, not possible in america are actually happening in germany, and their wages have gone up five times faster that than ours. there's something wrong inside the american economic and political system, and that's what this book is about. >> host: hedrick smith is the author. thank you for being on booktv. >> from the fourth annual boston book festival, a panel featuring author edward glaeser. it's about an hour, 15. >> good afternoon and thank you very much for coming to this auditorium today. let me introduce myself, i'm bob oakes from morning edition on wbur, boston's npr news station. [applause] thank you. thank you. i'm sure some of you are saying, wo
be watching and maybe putting money up against? here to tell us is technology reporter natalie morris. welcome back. you had a little baby since the last time, ava. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> nice christmas, i'm sure. let's start with what you see as a possibility in the phone space next year. >> okay. so i'm seeing a lot of rumors about something called branded phones. so facebook, amazon, now google, mozilla, having whisperings about their own phone which may be a little confusing for consumers but these are phones that are highly branded with these services and that you will be able to get to the services anywhere you are. you can facebook anything -- >> instead of motorola, i will have a private label amazon phone that's going to help me get to amazon and its services quickly, facebook and its quickly. but will they run on droid or microsoft's platform? >> that's the question. there are rumors that mozilla will do their own operating system but a lot of these will probably use some version of android. >> let's talk about microsoft which is always in the news. the surface,
in the world and i thought, if i could build a piece of technology that could take pre-existing content and summarize it, condense it, it would everybody everyone my age and everyone else use it. >> if you've got an iphone or something, you will take any new story in the world and cut it into 400 characters, about three times the length of an average tweet, say, and that appears in every readable form on the iphone. kind of -- aggregated, condensed news for everybody. >> exactly. it's in a beautiful form. we wanted to work very hard on the visuals of the app and combine it with an automated process so we have no human intervention and can take any news article and summarize it down. >> a hong kong billionaire, lee kong shing, invested $300,000 into this and many other people donating cash. you then got all sorts of charities behind you, lady gaga, business manager. took on big time. were you surprised? this kid, really, and all of these people rushing to support you? >> yeah. i thought at first, why did these people want to help me, and then i realized there's something in the idea itse
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just this last hour while the message itself does not change the technology does. would you believe 3-d? yep. 80 years after the queen's grandfather began the tradition with a crackly address over wireless elizabeth ii wished the brits a happy christmas in 3-d. >>> in his christmas day message to the city and the world pope benedict xvi appealed for piece in countries at war with themselves. he singled out mali, nigeria, and especially syria. >> translator: yes, may peace be brought for the people of syria, deeply wounded and divided by a conflict which does not spare even the defenseless and reaps innocent victims. once again, i appeal for an end to the bloodshed. easier access for the relief of refugees and the displaced and dialogue in the pursuit of a political solution to the conflict. >> last night as always the pope celebrated christmas eve mass in st. peter's basilica. he reminded christians everywhere to leave room for god in their busy lives. >>> you can't get closer to christmas than church of the nativity in bethlehem. ♪ >> vast crowds turned out for midnight mass near the
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graphics, icons, a mouse, and the point-and-click technology that is still standard. it was innovative and influential, but sales were disappointing, and jobs' confrontational management style became even more brittle. he would try and rationalize it in this taped interview with isaacson. >> i feel totally comfortable going in front of everybody else, you know, "god, we really [bleep] up the engineering on this, didn't we?" that's the ante for being in the room. so we're brutally honest with each other, and all of them can tell me they think i'm full of [bleep], and i can tell anyone i think they're full of [bleep], and we've had some rip-roaring arguments where we're yelling at each other. >> jobs loved the arguments but not everybody else did, and isaacson writes that some of his top people began defecting. >> he was not the world's greatest manager. in fact, he could have been one of the world's worst managers. you know, he was always, you know, upending things and, you know, and throwing things into turmoil. this made great products, but it didn't make for a great management style.
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. it was one of the space industry's top accomplishments and one of the top scientific and technological breakthroughs of 2012. some might say 2012 was washington versus the rest of us, stock markets, unemployment, house price all up as lawmakers failed to get their act together. here are the top stories that caught the attention of cnn correspondent christine romans and chief correspondent ali velshi. >> number 10, apple, the first year without steve jobs. they still invent things we didn't know we needed that we would buy faster than anything that's been sold in personal technology than ever before. number nine, the u.s. stock market. despite all those worries about the fiscal cliff and maybe slower growth in the u.s. economy, the stock market has had a great year. too bad you missed out. the smart money's been in the market. the rest of us have been worried about the fiscal cliff. >> number eight, facebook's ipo. hundreds of millions of people like facebook but investors did not on its first day as a public company. trading glitches at the nasdaq and questions about the company's abil
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with technology advice and important apps for your kids. hello, laurie, what tips do you have for preparing for emergencies? >> after this happened, i got on the phone and i chatted with a lot of different schools. and for emergencies, one thing i will say, set up a group messaging app with your family. make is very, very easy for you to dial one number and get to everyone. there are a lot of different apps for that. there is an app called what's up, apple's i message. and also this sounds like a no-brainer but understand your school's policy. i spoke with one teacher who works near sandy hook and she said laurie thank god i had my updated e-mail because they're sending out live updates and that allows you to stay up to date with real-time conflict. so if you're a parent, make sure your information, your e-mail, your phone number, that's all updated with the school. miguel? >> and assuming the worst, laurie, what are better ways to connect with your kids during actual emergencies? >> there are a lost apps that promise to help you connect during emergencies. and one that's actually gotten so
that technology on our phone today. >> but someone said earlier, this country is broke. he can can't decide whether to cut the biggest drivers, which is medicaid, medicare and social security. >> i'm thinking, i would love to see the president use the word airline or aviation in the state of the union. just to talk about an enabler of the economy. when a plane arrives in rochester, minnesota, new york, savannah, georgia wlab that does is huge. let alone seattle and los angeles. so let's optimize investment to enable transportation and infrastructure. there are companies around the world. this is a national policy and can you see what is happening. >> we need an oil policy and we don't have an energy policy either. >> that's true. >> energy and cost of labor, have those two assisted up for jetblue. >> it is right about 70%. and we have the youngest fleet and we are a young airline relative to labor cost. right about 70%. >> that's a big number. >> it is a big number. >> you've been expanding. i want to ask you about expanding routes. you are adding seattle to anchorage. international, lighro
ruining the season as kids get more accustomed to technology? >> microsoft windows 8 gets more bad press today, as "the new york times" said it is not leading to a boost in pc sales. is there anything that can turn that lagging sector around? futures moving lower, as concerns about the fiscal cliff talks weigh on the market. talks about progress toward a deal sent the down lower by almost 521 points on friday. s&p up almost 14% on the year. it's interesting, this year we've had so many unnatural phenomenon taking place, whether it's the effects of the fed's monetary policy, year end, fiscal cliff tax related issues. the motivations are a little bit different this time around than they were last year. >> yeah. it's not as pressing, some would argue. some were actually saying on friday, maybe it would have been better if the markets had a sharper sell-off because that could have forced the lawmakers to do something as opposed to leave for obama to have a hastily called friday evening press conference saying, you know what, congress, you have ten days, you go work it out. it's doable. >> it
of the building and exhibits. they are using different technologies, including one that starts with photos from a still camera. you take photos from different angles and feed them into a computer and amazing software program puts them together into this incredible image. >> that software can analyze the two dimensional pictures and make a three dimensional model from an ordinary camera. >> they are using laser scanners starting in the machine shop. a sophisticated software programmable analyzes the millions of points and combines them. the result is so detailed it can make an exact replica of the space and everything in it. they are thrilled to get this data now even though they aren't sure how they are going to use it. >> what exactly we'll do that that, that is what we do. we will years to figure that out. >> they are cleaning and packing and puzzling over the accumulated stuff hundred the scenes of the museum. >> this one is a six-foot focal length lens. >> first they have to figure out what they have. next, they decide what makes the cut. >> whatever they do keep when l come here to pier 15
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to technology to make doing good even better. but first, as we head to break, the u.s. economy held hostage to the fiscal cliff in the words of a corporate executive. >> hi. my name is madeleine elfano. we employ 400 people. the fiscal cliff is going to impact our business who knows how much we can spend to increase our business and expansion may not be possible. the customers are so uncertain as to how they're going to spend their money that eating out may be considered a luxury. this is not a partisan issue. this is an american issue. the american people have been on a roller coaster for the past four years. it's time for them to get on stable ground. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is
. also technology and materials they finished lower on the day, as well, but higher for the week. the worst-performing sectors this week, consumer staples, telco, and health care, and in terms of the individual stocks that we were watching on the s&p 500 nyse was bigger with a 30% upside after news of that $8.2 billion deal to be acquired by the intercontinental exchange. to the downside, it was electronic arts logging a loss on concerns there will be more scrutiny on violent video games in the coming days and weeks after that tragedy at sandy hook, elementary school. >> many thanks, appreciate it. >>> here now to talk to us dan greenhaus, you are, if i understand it, a fiscal cliff stock bear. >> yes. give or take, yes. >> and why? >> well, i think it's pretty clear you're talking about -- well, our best case scenario has been we're going off the cliff. we said that the day after the election, we standby it today. if you do that, you're talking about the largest tax increase in our country's history, a considerable amount of spending cuts, and in the short-term, probably hit the
of technological change is ring as much of the waste out of health care as possible. workers take home pay suffers by that amount. >> i had health care written down here and that was the elephant in the room we didn't talk about when we talked about government spending right now. i know peter has worked on it really hard. but something that is really sad for me looking forward about the u.s. economy is a lot has been done. i think even morally, it's terrific that americans are going to be covered. but the system hasn't really been rationalized and that is a big drag on the u.s. economy. if i could -- >> i think there is much more progress that is being made, not just because of policy, but because insurance firms are pushing this way and insurance firms are pushing this way moving from fee for service payment and moving towards a digitized smarter health care system and i am hopeful, actually, more hopeful than conventional wisdom, i want to be clear about that. that by 2020 we'll be in a much better place on health care value than we are today. glen agrees with that. >> i think we need some tax a
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fresh, man. oh! [ both laugh ] febreze? how about that? yeah. febreze anti-clogging technology keeps it smelling fresh. febreze. breathe happy. >>> nobody gets a hundred percent of what they want. everybody's got to give a little bit in a sensible way. we move forward together or we don't move forward at all. so as we leave town for a few days to be with our families for the holidays, i hope it gives everybody some perspective. >> that was the president of course. we're back with our roundtable. joining me congress jason chaffetz of utah, former democratic congressman of tennessee, harold ford, jr., chuck todd and nbc correspondent andrea mitchell. let's talk about the fiscal cliff. are wire going e going to get a? >> we're going to get a small deal. it's a shame. you wonder is the only thing that could change things, the holidays, does it change boehner's mind? i think the president is making a mistake to make pa small deal. he should try one more time for the big deal. you had nearly 200 house republicans about to vote to raise taxes on millionaires. that means could you get it up
that? febreze has anti-clogging technology that keeps it smelling fresh, even after 30 days. febreze. breathe happy. >>> lots ahead tonight including a visit from rick astley. and from richard engel after the harrowing ordeal at the hands of kidnappers. richard is here tonight for the interview. that's ahead. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. wears off. [ female announcer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin professional repair moisturizes while actually repairing very dry skin. the end of trial and error has arrived. try a free sample at eucerinus.com. >>> president obama announced today his first nominee to his second term cabinet. it has been 45 day news since the election. this is the president's first official nomination for his cabinet. now historically speaking, this is rather late. it's taken him longer than president reagan after he was reelected,
want to hire, not such a bad year for you or if you provide some type of technology services that will save companies money or reduce their overhead also not such a bad outlook. it happeneds on the small business that you're in, absolutely, some will go through painful adjustments and there's no question, but there are 20 million small businesses and out there and some of them will be doing not so bad. >> jim, good to see you. thanks for joining us from philadelphia. >> thank you. >>> take a look at piers morgan interviewed by larry last week. >> we had this in great britain, scotland, 15 children killed by a maniac. everybody on the left and right came together and said enough. all handguns in britain were banned. all of them. >> my next guest writes in "the wall street journal" today that mimicking great britain on gun control isn't such a great idea. why? because ever since that ban went into place in the uk gun violence has doubled. here now is professor joyce lee malcolm and author of "guns and violence, the english experience." thanks for joining us professor, give us a
and 2002 when so many people left the building because of technology stocks. i go over this again because i can never say it too many times. means that no one sector, one segment of the economy should ever account for 20% of your portfolio. if you own five stocks, only one of them can be a tech stock, one a health care stock, one a financial, only one can be an energy and one an industrial and only one a food and beverage-maker. what if you're not sure? always err on the side of caution. if two stocks trade together, underlying companies succeed or fail based on the same factors, you're not diversefieldified, oil driller and oil producer, people think they are different, both part of the same sector, look, both techs whether we like it or not, not doing this to be arbitrary or capricious or make it more difficult to pick stocks. when you get too concentrated in one area the moment something happens to one of the two big stocks in that air yaw want to throw yourself off the bridge because the loss will be enormous. imagine if you owned too many industrials when the economy started to slow du
, is it febreze? yeah. ohh, how about that? febreze has anti-clogging technology that keeps it smelling fresh, even after 30 days. febreze. breathe happy. >>> long been speculated and now official, senator john kerry is president obama's nominee to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> i'm very proud to announce my choice for america's next secretary of state, john kerry. in a sense john's entire life prepared him for this role. as the son of a born service officer, he has a deep respect for the men and women of the state department. >> joining me now is former secretary of defense u.s. senator and congressman william chone. pleasure to have you. thank you so much. what do you think of secretary of state kerry? >> i think john kerry has been prepared for this job for many, many years. it is something that he's particularly well suited important not only because of his past service as a fighting sailor as such in our military in the vietnam days but also he's traveled the world. he has traveled virtually every country that we have -- strong relation was and those that we don't. i t
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.7%, all of these stocks, merck, united technology, down two-thirds of 1%, not awful. down the session 109. oil down, the dollar's up. we have interesting trade going on. we also have the vix index up as well. >> thank you so much. oil prices dipping lower despite a drop in crude inventories, and meantime, can't take your eyes off iran. state tv there reported the country maneuvered the navy in the area of strait of hormuz, a move that could have a big impact on oil. joining us is president of jj woods and associates. is this where we go from here? further up? again, crude at $91 a barrel is not a pretty sight unless you are long oil. >> yeah, and that's pretty much what the market is. i mean, i'm a little surprised that there has not been more profit taking, but like you mentioned before, you know, a bunch ever iranians rattling a saber out there making people near nows. it's 92.5, doesn't look good, but overreactions put us there. dagen: if there's not a deal done in washington to care for the looming tax increases and spending cuts, isn't oil going lower in the coming months? >> when yo
in technology companies. kutcher cited irreconcilable differences when he filed for divorce from moore. >>> think beautiful people have no problems? listen to this. a woman was fired for being "irresistible." now she's talking. melissa nelson was fired because her boss and his wife felt she was a threat to their marriage. she was a dental assistant. the iowa supreme court ruled that it was legal. she spoke to don lemon yesterday. >> i don't think it's fair. i don't think it's right. the last couple of days have just been an emotional roller coaster. i'm trying to stay strong. >> i don't even know what to say about that, alina. >> the back story, apparently they were exchanging text messages outside of work, the wife got wind of the in late 2009. and in early 2010, she was fired. >> that's different from being irresistible. that's an important point. >> anyway. ahead, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming. the big dent the 12 days of christmas would put on your wallet. >>> christmas with the first ladies. inside the white house with the team that helps decorate all of the beauti
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the resources to military power and threatening neighbors and friends and trying to shift technology abroad. it's a rogue regime. it's difficult to deal with. and it adds a complicating factor into the dynamic equation in asia between china and japan and the south china sea and the united states. >> let's switch gears now and talk about senator kerry, who will likely be secretary of state coming up. and with regard to the israeli/palestinian situation, do you think he might have an approach that could come and get something palpable done over there? >> i think that's really a presidential call. when you're dealing with israeli/palestinian issue, it's the president of the united states who's going to make that call. and really in all foreign policy it is the president's prerogative. i think what you're going to see in senator kerry is a very, very effective secretary of state who's a great member of the team. he brings a lot of experience. he brings a lot of passion, a lot of personal knowledge, and background to these issues. so i think he'll be very, very helpful as an adviser to the president
, they have this biometric technology, where they think print individuals -- fingerprint individuals to make sure they're not committing fraud. that is been controversial. host: alisha coleman-jensen -- food insecurity by poverty status, 2011 figures. guest: food insecurity and is often related to a lack of economic resources, and we find the prevalence is quite high with household incomes before the below the federal poverty level -- below the federal poverty level. host: another tweet -- , corn is wasted on making fuel while people are going hungry. is that part of the problem? guest: i think it is more of an economic issue than a supply issue. we're looking at low income families and resources to purchase the food. host: spat and island, extension -- step and island, new york. caller: i want to not focus on the specifics. i would label many dinos and r hinos as cinos, holding to their corporate funders more than people in the state. guest: i am one point to make their. the food stamp program was in the news during the presidential campaign. there was a lot talk about caseloads going up, i
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